MNPS Standard School Attire (SSA) is an effective strategy to promote enhanced student appearance and behavior, which are key ingredients of a positive learning environment in which student safety and achievement are the highest priorities.

Definition of Standard School Attire

A) Pants, shorts, Capri pants, skirts, skorts or jumpers in the colors of navy blue, black, or any shade of khaki. Denim jeans of any color are not permissible.

B) Shirts with short or long sleeves and a collar (polo, dress-style with button, or turtleneck), in ANY SOLID COLOR. Students may also wear Spiritwear shirts any day.  Any solid color polo dress is also allowed.

C) All shirts should be properly buttoned and tucked inside pants, shorts, skorts or skirts.

D) Students should wear appropriate school shoes. For safety, avoid flip flops.

Implementation Details

Students’ dress and grooming will be clean and neat. Clothes and appearance must be safe and not disruptive to the educational process.

General Requirements

1. Students will wear clothing of appropriate size. Pants, shorts, capri pants, skorts or skirts must fit at the waist and must not sag.

2. The district will not require specific brands of clothing. No writing is allowed on clothing except logos or manufacturer trademarks which may be no larger than two inches. School logos are permitted.

3. A belt should be worn if the garment has belt loops. Kindergarten and 1st grade students are exempted from wearing a belt.

4. Shorts, jumpers, dresses, skirts or skorts must extend below the fingertip.

Additional Clothing

A single blazer, suit jacket, vest, sweater or cardigan is permitted as a garment that may be worn over the Standard Attire top. The garments must also be in solid colors and must be worn over a shirt with a collar.